Posted By Carl Engelbrecht

"The Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC) has cancelled without an explanation its planned order of 2,861 iPad 2 devices."

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"Have you ever made a connection to a potentially compromised remote machine using a privileged domain account and wondered if there was any chance that your privileged credentials could be revealed in some way to the attacker? I have. After wondering and worrying about it, the curiosity (and paranoia) finally got to me and so I set off on a journey to research attacks against domain credentials, and in particular, their implication for incident responders. I've presented on this topic a few times and now I will (finally) take the time to document my findings. This is the first article in what will be a multi-part series on this research."

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Posted By Carl Engelbrecht

"During the GNSS Vulnerability 2012 event at the UK's National Physical Laboratory on Wednesday, experts discussed the threat posed by a growing number of GPS jamming and spoofing devices. The increasing popularity of the jammers is troubling, according to conference organizer Bob Cockshott, because even low-power GPS jammers pose a significant threat to cell phone systems, parts of the electrical grid, and the safety of drivers."

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Posted By Carl Engelbrecht

Compliance is about to get painfully expensive for all involved...Regardless, I can already feel the cost of healthcare tumbling down! Huh? Can't you?

"The noose is tightening on business associate compliance.  The states are stepping in while HHS is dilly dallying.  If you are a covered entity in Massachusetts you must get "satisfactory assurances" that your business associates are compliant.  If you are a business associate be prepared to provide proof of compliance."

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Posted By Carl Engelbrecht

"Nearly 30 percent say breaches resulted in medical identity theft, new Ponemon report finds"

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Posted By Carl Engelbrecht

"Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Foursquare, Foodspotting, Yelp, and Gowalla are among a smattering of iOS applications that have been sending the actual names, email addresses and/or phone numbers from your device’s internal address book to their servers, VentureBeat has learned. Several do so without first asking permission, and Instagram and Foursquare only added permissions prompts after the Path flare-up."

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Posted By Carl Engelbrecht

"Agency RFI for tool that can mine data from social networks like Facebook, Twitter, and blogs raises concerns about Internet privacy"

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Posted By Carl Engelbrecht

"A response to a freedom of information law request by the City of Rye, N.Y., has exposed the social security numbers of city employees."

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Posted By Carl Engelbrecht

"Rules regarding the use of personal devices at work vary widely among companies. For many workers -- particularly the young -- having to use a clunky company-issued phone or laptop is unthinkable. But recent reports say that nearly three out of four adults fail to protect their smartphones with security software, leaving data vulnerable."

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Posted By Carl Engelbrecht

"Last Friday, the number of Iranian users connecting to the Internet through Tor's anonymizing network had plummeted from roughly 50,000 per day to nearly zero. By Sunday, however, Tor usage was back to normal and expected usage levels, according to updated metrics provided by the Tor Project."

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Posted By Carl Engelbrecht

"Even Anonymous news outlets seemed uncertain who actually downed CIA.gov"

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Posted By Carl Engelbrecht

"Bankrupt Canadian telecom company Nortel was penetrated for at least a decade by hackers believed to have been operating from China, the Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday."

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Posted By Carl Engelbrecht

" This is an interesting article that points out that despite the final rules not being issued yet, business associates are lable for data breaches. Here the focus is on the Attorney General of Minnesota. Other articles have pointed out the liability from class action lawsuits. All of these concerns should compel covered entities to manage their business associate relationships more closely and inform business associates that they need to be HIPAA HITECH compliant, now."

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"The hacker group had earlier released emails between a hacker and a person said to be a Symantec representative"

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Posted By Carl Engelbrecht

"Last week, a blog called Console Cowboys exposed a security vulnerability in some models of Trendnet home security cameras. Following the instructions on the site, thousands of streaming personal IP cameras can be accessed. Links to the compromised feeds spread quickly on message boards like Reddit and 4chan, where the adolescent quest for the surreptitiously-viewed nipple kicked into high gear."

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